Tag Archives: Obesity

It costs Canada $9B to treat obesity, while barely any money is put into preventative care

The costs associated with rising rates of obesity worldwide are staggering and it doesn’t look like they’ll be dropping anytime soon. The disease costs the global economy an estimated $ 2 trillion each year. In Canada — where more than one in four people live with obesity — related health care costs are as high… Read More »

As diabetes rates surge globally, obesity is no longer the sole culprit. It can start in the womb

It’s been a tidy explanation for generations: type 2 diabetes is largely driven by too much weight, too many sugary drinks and too little exercise. But new research is challenging the notion that obesity alone can explain away much of a disease some believe is on path to becoming the biggest epidemic in human history.… Read More »

Hearing loss and obesity among 12 factors that fuel dementia

Tens of thousands of people in Ireland are currently living with dementia. Stock picture Hearing loss and obesity among 12 factors that fuel dementia Independent.ie Twelve lifestyle choices and conditions that fuel dementia have been identified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the most definitive list ever of how to avoid mental decline in… Read More »

Could a popular food ingredient raise the risk for diabetes and obesity?

Consumption of propionate, an ingredient that’s widely used in baked goods, animal feeds, and artificial flavorings, appears to increase levels of several hormones that are associated with risk of obesity and diabetes, according to new research led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in collaboration with researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital… Read More »